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The Lodge off High Street

(Ref. 965750)

Hadleigh, Suffolk Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property in a perfect location - simply stroll out and enjoy the delights of Hadleigh!"

    Surprisingly quiet given its central location. The property was very clean and comfortable - slightly old fashioned, but everything was of very good quality and the owners had thought of everything. We had a little difficulty finding the property initially as the instructions suggested a car park 150 yards from The George pub, but was actually more like 300 yards. The confusion was there was a public car park 150 yards from the pub, but not accessible from the road. A call to the owner gave more clarity and then we easily found the car park at the top of the high street. The actual car park itself was excellent with plenty of space and easy access to the property. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we were very impressed with Hadleigh itself - a great selection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants plus very friendly people. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Sep 2023

  • "This was our second holiday in this lovely house, which is situated close to the shops in Hadleigh."

    One point, which I left a note about- the ground floor bathroom needs a hand rail in the shower.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent house regarding comfort, location, cleanliness and facilities."

    The hosts were friendly and helpful though not intrusive. I would highly recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Everything was perfect."

    Lovely helpful hosts, very clean cottage and very comfortable. Perfect location for popping out on to the high street for provisions and meals. Royal Bengali Indian restaurant was good, Kings Head setting for a drink was good but avoid the food. The coast is only 30/40 minutes drive and lots of interesting National Trust places to visit. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place. It’s the best Sykes properties we have been in for ticking all the boxes. It’s quiet at night too for sleeping, always a must.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Ideal place for a family with dogs."

    We were visiting friends for a birthday and everywhere we went was walking distance. Great location. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our second stay at this lovely house- such a perfect location in a charming town."

    We have booked again for the same time next year.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Feb 2023

  • "A very nice place to have our Birthday Celebrations, very clean ,comfortable and ..."

    A very nice place to have our Birthday Celebrations, very clean ,comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked VERY HAPPY,

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic stay for three weeks whilst moving house."

    Angela, Rod, and Phillipa are brilliant hosts. Thoroughly recommend. Amber(their poodle)is a treasure too. Nothing is too much trouble and we felt it was like home from home. 10 star rating

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Nov 2022

  • "Faultless. Angela, Rod, Phillips and Amber were wonderfyl"

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Nov 2022

  • "What a lovely little hidden gem."

    Such a quaint little house with lots of quirky features. The bedrooms were all exceptional, and all of them having en-suites was particularly nice. The kitchen was well stocked and all of the facilities worked well. We used this Lodge to get ready for my wedding, and the spacious, well lit living room was perfect as our Hair station. The thoughtful little touches were what really impressed me though - the board games, the cookies, the little outdoor area, the Quentin Blake wallpaper! All in all we had a lovely experience here and the owners were very helpful in providing all the information we needed for our stay. I would absolutely recommend staying here if you want to explore the stunning little town of Hadleigh.

    Reviewed by Lauren4.7Sep 2022

  • "Great property, perfect for a family with teenagers with each room having an en suite and televisions."

    Lovely picturesque town.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely location so close to the small town."

    Property was lovely looked fresh and was very clean. We had lots of walks, with the central location we were able to visit a few other towns and attractions with ease.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2022

  • "We loved it so much that whilst we were there we booked for a week next year!"

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very comfortable property, friendly hosts."

    We enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay everything is exactly as stated."

    Comfortable, warm and even had a little Christmas tree, perfect in every way!

    Reviewed by Angelica5.0Dec 2021

  • "Had a great stay, the cottage exceeded all our expectations."

    It was spotlessly clean and well equipped with everything that you need. We were treated to a homemade cake, biscuits, tea, coffee etc. There were even treats for the dog! Hadleigh high street is only a short walk away and has a good range of shops and restaurants. The area around Hadleigh is good for country walks and our dog loved it.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Oct 2021

  • "The only issue that we had was on all the correspondance we had from Sykes stated that departure time on our last day was 10am so we planned our departure and journey home accordingly."

    However on arrival at the cottage we were advised that the departure time was 9am a whole hour earlier. This was not impossible but did make our last morning more rushed. We would however still highly recommend the cottage and will probably stay there again ourselves. The welcome pack was greatly appreciated, the facilities were very good and the owners helpful. The overall experience was excellent.

    Reviewed by Sue4.1Aug 2021

  • "Owners are delightful, property was immaculate, lots more shops in the high street than we expected, there were some interesting walks, so bring your walking shoes!"

    Can totally recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2020

  • "The house is ideal for our needs with a downstairs bedroom and bathroom for our elderly mother."

    Spotlessly clean and comfortable. The owners, although living next door at the end of their very lovely garden, do not intrude at all unless you need anything, then they could not be more charming, friendly and helpful and we would like to thank them for that. We love being able to walk into the town which provided us with everything we needed. The surrounding area is blessed with beautiful landscape and architecture with many places of interest to visit. We hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Sep 2020

  • "Good visit to The Lodge at Hadleigh."

    Pro's Great accomodation, very clean and ideal for our party of 6. On the High Street. with Parking and plenty of shops, pubs etc. Brochure of walks in the house, of which we did 3. The George pub was great, we had Sunday roast and another evening meal there, plus a daytime drink. Good food and very friendly. Minor problems with opening patio door and loss of WFI, dealt with quickly. Con Only minor in that it is on a busy road, and can be noisy at times, but I suppose this is offset by the town being on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Sep 2020

  • "A very pleasant week at the lodge."

    Well stocked kitchen with everything you could need. Plenty of bathrooms, which would be perfect for a large family. It was a super hot week and fortunately all the upstairs had big windows. The only issue with that was that for light sleepers, it meant you really heard the road noise. Hadleigh has a lot of motorbikes and Barry boys using the high street. I do wish we’d know the Lodge was a former hotel - it makes it a little less homely with the room numbers on doors and towel reuse note up.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Aug 2020

  • "Pictures did not do it justice so was better then expected."

    Owners very helpfull, if you should have any Problems they will do the best to solve issue. Hadleigh is lovely we have been before but haven't stayed. Have never been to a holiday let ( and we have done many all over England) before that has everything You could possibly need. Even had a umbrella. Well Done......

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2020

  • "Access to cottage is up 3 deep steps which could be difficult for anyone with mobility issues."

    Loved the cottage though, kitchen could do with a few more dishes. lovely spot in summers with gardens nearby

    Reviewed by Maggie4.4Feb 2020

  • "Great location and friendly hosts, We loved Hadleigh and the surrounding countryside."

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Sep 2018

  • "Our group of four + 1 dog spent a week in "The Lodge" and what a lovely week it was."

    Everything was as described. As I am slightly disabled, I didn't venture upstairs, but our friends who did sleep up there said it was excellent. Plenty of hot water everywhere. On the ground floor en-suite to the twin bedroom, lovely bathroom with powerful shower over the bath. Kitchen was spacious and very well equipped. Lounge/dining room with dining table/chairs, 2 settees, big TV with freeview. Nice little patio with table and chairs. Not very secure for a small dog but if the dog is well behaved like ours, not a big problem. The town itself has plenty of interesting and useful shops not just Tacky "Gift" shops, if any. We ate in the "George" on every night bar one. We ate in the Kings Head pub/restaurant on the first night and I had a Ribeye steak destroyed, it's just a bit further away from the "The Lodge". Once was enough. On the last night I had a Ribeye in the George and it was to die for, with a bread and butter pudding to follow. There is a restaurant at the rear (no dogs) but you are welcome in the bar with your well behaved dog, while they eat the dog treat biscuits offered by the staff. The staff were attentive and the local clientele were really friendly. Our friends said there are some very nice walks in the area and we all travelled to many historical sites and places of interest, meeting such friendly and welcoming people. Besides all that, this holiday destination is in our estimation "Highly Recommended" but I am biased because I've been there and done that and would willingly go back again.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2018

  • "Nice clean warm cottage with good parking and nice location."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bathroom with hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC, 1 x single with en-suite bathroom with hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x single with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and Highchair available on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable storage
  • Rear enclosed patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 3 minute walk.

The property

This splendid cottage, detached from the owner's home, sits conveniently just off the main street running through the Suffolk market town of Hadleigh.

Encompassed by fascinating market towns and with the Dedham Vale AONB just two miles south, this is an excellent place to bring your friends or family together for a break in East Anglia.

Be welcomed into The Lodge by its well-appointed kitchen, offering all of the necessary appliances in charming wooden units, it is a pleasant spot to rustle up those delicious home-cooked meals.

The first of the bedrooms lies on the ground floor, smartly presented with twin beds and an en-suite bathroom for your convenience.

Spend your leisure time relaxing in the sitting room where you can curl up on the snug sofas and watch a family favourite film, a dining table set for six sits at the back of the room where you can spend each mealtime together as a group.

The carpeted staircase reveals the first floor of the property under the eaves, dormer windows help uplift the three bedrooms that rest up here.

All of the bedrooms at The Lodge are enhanced by thoughtful touches and en-suite facilities to ensure you feel right at home.

This Hadleigh cottage benefits from a delightful, private patio where you can sit and enjoy a refreshing, peaceful glass of wine at the end of a long day.

Hadleigh is a fascinating, old market town boasting a healthy choice of quirky pubs, shops and tea rooms to sit and relax in.

From here you can also discover other charm-filled towns such as the nearby Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham and Long Melford which makes for an excellent day trip.

A well-placed cottage acting as a homely base for touring the area.

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About the location


Ipswich 9.5 miles; Sudbury 12 miles; Colchester 10 miles.

The pretty, ancient market town of Hadleigh lies deep in the Suffolk countryside between Ipswich and Sudbury. The main street is lined with attractive independent shops with an excellent choice of tea rooms and traditional inns. There are numerous historic buildings which provide a very pleasant backdrop for a morning stroll whilst perusing the local craft and gift shops. The surrounding area is ideal for walking and cycling and inspired John Constable’s fine paintings of nearby Dedham Vale – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Close by is the picturesque Suffolk wool town of Lavenham whilst Long Melford is renowned for its antique shops and the Roman town of Colchester is just ten miles away.